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Russian held over attack on England fan at Euro 2016: report

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Paweł Kononczuk 22.02.2018 13:56
A Russian wanted over an assault that left an England football fan with brain injuries during Euro 2016 has been detained in Munich, the BBC reported on Thursday.

The 31-year-old suspect was wanted under an international arrest warrant over unrest at the European football championships in Marseilles, southern France.

The Russian was arrested while changing flights at Munich airport, the BBC reported on its website, adding that the suspect had arrived from Moscow, according to police, and was heading to Bilbao in Spain for a football match.

He faces a prison term of up to 15 years in France for attempted homicide and grievous bodily harm, the BBC said.

British media reported that England fan Andrew Bache, aged 51 at the time, suffered a serious brain injury after he was hit several times on the head by a Russian hooligan.

Doctors induced a coma, from which Bache later emerged. The attack and its aftermath were widely reported in Britain.


Source: .bbc.com/news

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